There is so much one considers when they have a dog. You will experience quite plenty when you have such a pet. There are items you must have in your care for a dog. There are even some that the law expects you to have. There are the basic and necessary ones, and then there are the auxiliary ones that are not an emergency to miss. It is important to ensure you never miss the basics. You need to be aware of each category.
The basic ones cannot miss work on a daily basis. Feeding bows and water bowls fall in this category. Whatever type you buy, you need to buy each of them. The sizes can vary though. You need to buy a small dog a small bowl. You should also factor in the scenario where they keep pushing these bowls around as they feed. You can thus get a heavy ceramic bowl, or a lighter one with rubber lining on the underside.
You cannot miss a dog collar and leash. You are expected to have the dog wearing one anytime you take it out for walks, and other exercises. You will find plenty of choices in the market, which can fit in your budget and style. You should remember the size and strength of your dog. You need to have way you can trace the dog if it gets lost, on the collar. This is even a part of the law in some areas.
The law goes further into other areas of your time spent with the dog outside your house. You are expected to have a poop scooper whenever you take the dog for walks. Your dog can poop at any time while you are out. Such soiling of the environment is not condoned in some areas. You as the pet owner should then have a way of getting rid of the waste. This is when you shall need the poop scoop. This ensures that you are not going negative to the law, and your dog gets to go outside.
There are also other accessories not in the basics category, but ones you might still feel a need to buy. You have plenty of option to select from. You simply need to think of your tastes, and what style you wish the dog to have. Jewelry and other decorative items are in this category.
There are also clothes for the dog, especially sought after by those who live in cold areas. There are dog sweaters, shirts, and such items to choose from. There are even some that work best in warmer climates. They shall keep their paws protected and enable them to enjoy their walks.